People tend to believe their own lies if they tell them long enough. Their “truth” becomes the truth. Gather enough people to believe it? Gospel truth.
Discernment tells us: Be Still.
Discernment begs us to ask: why is everyone getting excited?
The enemy disguises everything in embellishments
(2 Corinthians 11:14) and half truths.
Discernment tells us: hurricanes and tornadoes are loud, scary, and dangerous. And, yet, people are enthralled with chasing them, and being right slam in the middle of them. When the storms destroy their property? The storm chasers are the first to testify how terrifying the storms really were. Ironically, or not so, they were the people who followed the crazy.
Discernment tells us that the woods are hauntingly lonely but beautiful. Yet before His crucification Jesus went amongst the trees to escape the chaos, to grieve, to pray.
Discernment tells us the slick calm stillness of water in the morning is melancholy. Yet that stillness is where Jesus br life and power to walk above fear.
It is easy to listen to the voice telling the loudest authoritative story with the most repetition based on their truth. Quite frankly, the only unchanging truth we have in this life, is God’s word and His authority.
Discernment is the Holy Spirit telling us to measure all truth against God’s truth, His Word.
” Be still and know that I am God”-Psalm 46:10